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Populi Caffe & Restaurant

#169 of 3,418 Restaurants in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Baixa, Rossio & Restauradores
Contemporary, Mediterranean, Portuguese
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Ala Nascente Terreiro do Paco, 85/86 | Next door to the Renova Sexiest W.C. on Earth, Lisbon 1100-148, Portugal
+351 21 887 7395
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09:30 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 02:00
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Reading, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Good variety of food and drinks and desserts. Food was served fairly quickly, but sometimes they mixed the orders but correct quickly as well. Good ambience in the restaurant and have good sitting area, downstairs, Upstairs and outside as well

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1 Thank MastFamily
Tarporley, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had the chicken dish which was beautifully presented and very tasty. My husband had the grouper which he said was very good. They are not huge portions, but we did only want lunch, so it was more than enough. Good service and a lovely view across the square. We can't comment on the wine or beer as we were... More 

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Orange, Connecticut
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a wonderful dinner at Populi. The service was excellent and the food delicious! We would definitely recommend it to anyone visiting Lisbon.

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1 Thank Jennifer A
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant seems to be popular but IMHO lacked atmosphere. For a group of 6 a round table would have been better than an oblong one. Three people ordered steak which was cooked OK but delivered cold mainly due to being served on a wooden board rather than a warm plate. They heated it up but then was then overcooked... More 

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Tullins
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Delicious grilled octopus, codfish platter good but nothing special. Dishes well presented. Excellent, friendly service

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1 Thank Mary T
Fort Myers, Florida
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42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were pleasantly surprised at the quality of the food and service. Our server Dimitri was knowledgeable and a lot of fun.

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Thank Cathy G
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

This is a very nice place, the wines, the food and people are very kind! Dimitri a été parfait! Restaurant à la déco moderne et romantique en même temps.

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1 Thank Nathalie J
Dublin, Ireland
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125 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed our evening there and the service was good. The time out market is 10x better, so if you are here for a weekend don't go.

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1 Thank MitchellvanVliet
Downham Market, United Kingdom
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142 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Despite being right on the Square, this is not a tourist trap restaurant. It seems to be frequented by locals on shopping trips to the capital. We had beers here while sitting in the sun watching the world go by. The service was efficient and the prices not too steep.

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1 Thank TenMileBank
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

On the plaza de comercio in the center of LISBON this nice restaurant with a huge terrace is serving typical Portuguese food . The octopus was excellent as well as the cataplana ! Nice service

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1 Thank Marion L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$32
Cuisine
Contemporary, Mediterranean, Portuguese
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
09:30 - 02:00
Monday
09:30 - 02:00
Tuesday
09:30 - 02:00
Wednesday
09:30 - 02:00
Thursday
09:30 - 02:00
Friday
09:30 - 02:00
Saturday
09:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ala Nascente Terreiro do Paco, 85/86 | Next door to the Renova Sexiest W.C. on Earth, Lisbon 1100-148, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Lisbon>  > Baixa, Rossio & Restauradores
  • Neighbourhood: Baixa, Rossio & Restauradores
  • Phone Number: +351 21 887 7395

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Baixa, Rossio & Restauradores
A pending candidate to become a World Heritage Site, Lisbon's downtown (the "Baixa Pombalina", or simply "Baixa") is a perfect example of anti-earthquake construction, having been rebuilt following the 1755 earthquake by the famous Marquês de Pombal (hence its name). Its offer is vast: restaurants and cafes in Rossio and Restauradores, outlets and shops in the Áurea, Augusta, Prata and other famous streets, the imponent Praça do Comércio and its Arch, the luxury shops along the Avenida da Liberdade, this is the beating heart of the city center. The Baixa also grants easy access to trains leading to Sintra, the trams that go around the Castle hill, old neighborhoods or even take you to Belém, and Lisbon's traditional restaurants and cafes. Considering a visit to the Fashion and Design Museum (free entrance) and don't forget to try the famous liquor, "ginjinha"!
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